Allergic Reaction To A Wasp Sting
A split second is all it takes, and your life is changed irreversibly for ever. If I had stopped for even a split second during our walk with the Dogs the other week then I would not have a condition that is now going to stay with me for the rest of my life.
I got stung by a wasp.
I got stung by a wasp and within 5 minutes my leg had swollen up and was extremely sore. Within 10 I was covered from head to toe in white bumps. By 15 minutes I was bright red in the face and my head felt like it was going to explode. I was boiling hot and yet shivering at the same time.
I didn’t really know what was going on apart from the fact that I was scared.
Death, which comes to all of us (even me it seems, which came as somewhat of a shock), felt very close indeed.
We went down to the village doctor where I was given 2 injections and I was already beginning to feel better.
But, and this is the part that is still freaking me out, he gave me 2 needles and 2 vials of adrenalin. I will now have to go and get a proper pen like an EpiPen for convenience and carry it with me everywhere I go for the rest of my life.
Anaphylactic shock if I get stung again is a very real possibility it seems. My throat may constrict and I could be dead and gone and you will have to read another blog (gasp!).
A split second can change your whole life.
Life is very short and it really has brought it home to me. As I ponder my impending death and the fragility of all life I can at least look back on my 38 years and say that I think I did alright. I have had an extremely happy home life and although I am not the most confident, good looking, glamorous or socially amenable kind of guy I am sure it could have been a lot worse.
This here life is so fragile it is not even funny.
If you have things that you want to do, if your home life sucks, if you really cannot stand another year in the situation you are in then you bloody well better do something about it.
Or you may find your last few seconds of your life, as you lie at the base of a ladder, curb, railing, tin of beans, banana, really rather pathetic, and all you can say is:
And then it is off to meet your God of choice.
He/She may be a bit pissed at you for wasting what could have been glorious.